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Unable to pass the PRO exams 70-518 and 70-519 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have completed all the pre-requisites for both MCPD Windows Developer 4 and MCPD Web Developer 4. But I'm unable to pass the PRO exams 50-518 and 70-519, even after multiple attempts. I have more than 3 years of work experience with development of Windows applications and Web applications. I was able to pass all the pre-requisite exams very easily, and in single attempts. But I'm finding these PRO exams to be ridiculously tough, compared to those. I'm using the official Microsoft Press books for both these exams, but they don't seem to be helping me. I just can't understand what I need to do so that I can pass these two PRO exams. I guess it requires some different kind of thinking and preparation, but I'm just unable to get the hang of it. Please provide some tips in this matter.
    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3:35 PM

Answers

  • Remember to study for the topics listed in the exam outlines. These two exams do not cover "everything" about Windows or ASP.NET Web development. They only cover what is listed in the exam outlines.

    The books will not contain everything you need to know to pass the exams. The Microsoft Official Curriculum training courses will not contain everything either.

    The only source that does cover everything in a Microsoft exam is the MSDN library documentation and the remainder of the Microsoft website. Study all the topics listed for each of the exams.

    If you click the links below, they bring up the exams' "Skills Measured". You need to KNOW EVERY ITEM listed for each of the exams. If you don't fully know about an item listed, look it up, learn it, and develop a prototype that uses it.

    SKILLS MEASURED:

    70-518: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-518#tab2

    70-519: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-519#tab2

    Most of the time, you can search for any of the topics here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library

    If you need practice with taking these exams, you can always purchase practice exams from MeasureUp, Kaplan SelfTest, or Transcender. They include several questions around the topics and are not illegal brain dumps of the actual questions/answers. NOTE: Kaplan SelfTest and Transcender are owned by the same company so they have the same questions. Transcender generally charges a bit more for a few more questions.

    Good luck and best wishes!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:46 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Remember to study for the topics listed in the exam outlines. These two exams do not cover "everything" about Windows or ASP.NET Web development. They only cover what is listed in the exam outlines.

    The books will not contain everything you need to know to pass the exams. The Microsoft Official Curriculum training courses will not contain everything either.

    The only source that does cover everything in a Microsoft exam is the MSDN library documentation and the remainder of the Microsoft website. Study all the topics listed for each of the exams.

    If you click the links below, they bring up the exams' "Skills Measured". You need to KNOW EVERY ITEM listed for each of the exams. If you don't fully know about an item listed, look it up, learn it, and develop a prototype that uses it.

    SKILLS MEASURED:

    70-518: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-518#tab2

    70-519: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-519#tab2

    Most of the time, you can search for any of the topics here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library

    If you need practice with taking these exams, you can always purchase practice exams from MeasureUp, Kaplan SelfTest, or Transcender. They include several questions around the topics and are not illegal brain dumps of the actual questions/answers. NOTE: Kaplan SelfTest and Transcender are owned by the same company so they have the same questions. Transcender generally charges a bit more for a few more questions.

    Good luck and best wishes!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:46 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks a lot for your information. Much appreciated.
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:00 AM